Friday, August 24, 2012


by Sir Richard.
With LOVE to You ALL, and to ALL OF You may You have all that heaven will allow!
from, Sir Richard...

Thursday, August 23, 2012


War is really a vast open air factory where the hours are long, unions are not permitted, safety conditions that are routinely flouted and people’s lives wasted for at times neither Good or Bad!
No more people have died on this planet then they would have died, if they were not killed in a War.
War just put these people before GOD much sooner than the many that lived out their lives, to their normally as possible assigned conclusions…
Only the descendants of these short lived were actually eliminated, along with all other future possibilities.
War and even with GOD’s Commandment for Murder (Thou shall not commit murder! that is always ignored), War is really unjustifiable wastage for the “Future Spirit of Man by Man”…

This thought is by,
Sir Richard…
Written to all with LOVE and with all that heaven will allow!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


GOD woke me up with a gentle nudge with the sun this morning.
I see its light filtering through clouds and the trees.
Warming yet all the good earth’s ground and all around, right down to me.
The birds sing and fly in songs of flight, saying “Good Morning”, with Joy.
Is what I wake up too marvel at and as I see, I Thank GOD.
For HE has blessed me with another day, with you all as it was meant to be.
GOD woke me up with a gentle nudge this morning with HIS Love for you and me.

Good Morning with Love and to you all and all that heaven will allow!
from, Sir Richard of Calgary…

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Just read a thought from one of my American Cousins and I would like to say this;
As you know Folks I am Canadian and I know for a fact that The United Sates of America,
does not reflect; "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" "Toddlers in Tiara’s" or "Gater Hunters"! These folks are just freaks and every country has them, even us. It’s just some TV exec who for lack of imagination puts these freaks out for all to see. The World and generally 99% of Canadians are proud of their American Cousin's and I am one of them. Denounce these shows, Boycott them! For if their commercials do not get seen they will, along with those idiot TV execs that created them, will disappear and maybe be replaced by TV shows that bring out the best and true values of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Just saying, eh?
from, Sir Richard...

Monday, August 20, 2012

When Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa, he appointed a commission to bring to trial those who had been guilty of atrocities during the time of apartheid. Any white officer who voluntarily faced his accusers and confessed his guilt would not be punished.
One day an aged woman was brought face-to-face with the officer who had brutally murdered her only son and her beloved husband. Asked what she wanted from him, she said, "Although I have no family, I still have a lot of LOVE to give." She requested that he visit her regularly so she could mother him. Then she said, "I would like to embrace him so he can know that my forgiveness is real."
As the elderly woman made her way to the witness stand, the officer became so overwhelmed with shame and remorse that he fainted. The pain that woman inflicted was not sinful revenge but the purifying fire of a GOD given Love that can lead to repentance and reconciliation and that my cousin's, is Redemptive Revenge.
This F.Y.I. is from,

Sir Richard, with LOVE to you all and all that heaven will allow!

Photo is of my friend Gogo who is now with GOD and I dedicate the above words to her.
The Song “Dela” by Johnny Clegg
I believe this song means that one day you'll meet someone you want to spend the rest of eternity with. Then one day, you finally meet this person, and it's such an incredible feeling as it is GOD. Without knowing it, for it is GOD who is the person that you have been waiting for since you can remember. To me, this song is about finding your truer soul mate. It's about Love, and it's about Extreme Longing it is about Sacrifice and I intrepid this song as my Love for my true Soul mate; JESUS CHRIST.  “I think I know why the dog howls at the moon?”

Sunday, August 19, 2012

AUGUST 19TH 1942 
The Dieppe Raid - Part 3 

Of the nearly 6,090 strong Canadian contingent deployed that early August morning, 1,027 were killed, wounded or taken prisoner 2,340; an exceptional casualty rate of 68%. Some 2,210 Canadians of 4,963 who were sent made it back to England; nearly 1,000 of these never landed at Dieppe, as well, only 11 of the 60 tanks that were sent made it back. Another 2,000 troops were captured that terrible Aug. 19, and many spent the next year-and-a-half shackled to one another.

The British Commandos had lost 247 men, as for the other Commandos who participated twenty men of No. 3 Troop No. 10 (inter-allied) Commando participated in the raid. The various troops of No. 10 (inter-allied) Commando were generally known by their country of origin, be it Free French (No. 1 Troop), Dutch (No. 2 Troop), Belgian (No. 4 Troop), Norwegian (No. 5 Troop), Polish (No. 6 Troop), or Yugoslavian (No. 7 Troop). No. 3 was also known as X-Troop because it was composed of German speaking Jewish refugees from the continent. It was not until long after the war the origin of the men in this troop was made known. Fifty US Rangers were chosen for the ill-fated Dieppe raid these were the first US soldiers to fight against the Germans on the ground in Europe. Three US Rangers were killed.  

The Royal Navy lost one destroyer (HMS Berkeley) and 33 landing craft, suffering 550 dead and wounded, seven Free French ships were part of the naval component and one of the six Hunt class destroyers supporting the landing was Polish ORP Ślązak. The RAF lost 106 aircraft to the 48 lost by the Luftwaffe (The total Luftwaffe losses were 23 FW-190 fighters, and 25 Dornier Do-217 bombers). There were at least 69 RAF squadrons committed. This included British (46), Canadian (9), Polish (7), Czech (2), Norwegian (2), Belgian (1), French (1), and New Zealand (1) squadrons. USAAF B-17s of 340th, 341st, 342nd, and 414th squadrons of the USAAF 97th Bombardment Group were also tasked.
The German Army’s casualties totalled no more than 591 with: 311 dead, 280 wounded


“Dieppe France has never forgotten what Canadians did that day, as you will see Canadian flags here every day and not just this 70th anniversary weekend August 19th 2012.”
Posted in Remembrance by Sir Richard…

Friday, August 17, 2012


I am not sleeping well as I have said before, from the Cancer Nerve Pain, Heart Pain, that wakes me up during the night, every night and when I also awake due to the call of nature.
Prostate pain also keeps me even more awake, as I must confess I am being slowly being worn down!
So Father God I must not be selfish as I say; Thank You, for the many Blessings in this life,
which You my Lord God have given me!
As You have supplied for me a good wife, my children, grandchildren and thank You Lord, for the friends and other family world-wide.
Whom I have taken into my heart as I love them all so much!
Thank you GOD for allowing me to be a hand and shoulder for the Parents of Missing Children which you have, lent me to serve.
That as You know Father God, there are tears of gratitude and joy.
That are abundant for these blessings as well.
Thank You even for my puppies that you have sent to comfort me.
With the reminder that Love from You my Dear Sweet Jesus Christ.
Is but eternal, unconditional and one day You shall take me home; “For You will wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. In Your Name I pray in gratitude - Amen.
With Love to You from Sir Richard and all that heaven will allow...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

165 Million Years Dinosaurs were the dominate creatures on the earth. Yes, I believe in the long version of GOD’s work that man tried give man’s interpretation through the Bible but really we did not get it right. So GOD probably read the bible and because it gave GOD’s basic message, He figured we would get it eventually so He probably said; I am the LORD GOD and I approve this message.”
So, Mammals though have been around on earth for 265 million years but for the first 160 million years Mammals are small rather obscure creatures running under the feet at night of the Dinosaurs. It was only in the last 105 million years that Mammals made any major impact on our planet. 60 million years less than Dinosaurs so why are there no Dinosaur societies or even Dinosaur astronauts? My guess is the length of evolutionary time has nothing to do with the creation of thinking beings but it was GOD who intervened and in both cases of evolutionary destinies.
After all, GOD’s perspective on time is far different from mankind’s as the LORD does not count time as we do. He is above and outside of the sphere of time. GOD sees all of eternity’s past and eternity’s future. The time that passes on earth is of no consequence from GOD’s timeless perspective. A second is no different from an eon; a billion years pass like seconds to the eternal GOD, so 6 days of creation?
If you consider that current thought is that man evolved from 15 Million years ago from Hominidae (great apes) separate from the ancestors of the gibbon (lesser apes). This could still easily fit into 60 Million years of the extra left over Dinosaur time so again, why no Dinosaur societies or even Dinosaur astronauts?
Just an Asteroid of 65 Million years ago, then one heck of a global extinction and 90 Million years later man starts to evolve just as GOD said; “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
As no one today or for the last several 10’s of thousands of years can really tell what GOD does or does not do or even how but He is allowing us to learn! Add this to the above thought to the “Big Bang” theory of how this Universe was started and for me, you can see the hand of GOD in it all.
As God looked upon everything that He had made, He saw that everything was very good. It was a BLESSING! As viewed through GOD’s eyes, His very Creation was a manifestation of HIS LOVE and HIS GRACE for us all.
This Opinion Was Written by,
Sir Richard…
A knight in the service of the King of Kings

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


These are photos that were taken of my visit Bhekulwandle, a Zulu township near Durban, on the east coast of South Africa 2008. Inside this modest home lays this littler boy’s Dad and the Husband to his Mother who is holding his little sister. Since then, Dad has died and Mom who also contracted AIDS has past also. Leaving this little boy, who was so proud to wear my Canada flag pin, to now be Mother and Dad to both him and his baby sister.  
Both of us have dreams, I told him about my puppies at home he introduced me guardedly to his friend and puppy. This little boys Dad lies weak and alone in his bed. He’s given up and refuses to eat or drink as he knows his fate and as far as he is concerned the food would just be a waist on him, and then there would be more for his Wife and children.
Volunteering that year for short moment with the Seed of Hope, I found one of the things this organization does is about getting people into better homes. You can see that these mud shacks only need but a hard rain to wash totally away and they do. It also assists the people who are suffering alone that need support, encouragement, and HOPE. In many cases, people will choose not to get help because often the embarrassment of their situation is worse than the suffering that they are experiencing (sometimes the suffering can be intense). We're so thankful to have two amazing community workers like Dan & Kerry Wiens who feel called to daily go out into the community and visit those who are alone and afraid. AIDS Care = /
Your support will enable residents of this township and surrounding community to receive medical attention, join an AIDS support group, send their children to after-school and spiritual activities learn a vocational skill. By sharing your resources, you have in fact shared HOPE, and the powerful effect of that HOPE is seen daily by the men and women who serve at the Seed of Hope.
Dan & Kerry Wiens have been serving since 2009 and have a real heart for South Africa, Especially in seeing impoverished communities transformed by God's grace. They serve with Seed of Hope, a faith-based community development organization in Bhekulwandle, a Zulu township near Durban, on the east coast of South Africa.
To send your support to Dan & Kerry Wiens go to:

Or to directly share with the Seed Of Hope:
P.S. I have lived a better life than most on this planet. I am blessed really and if I could trade my life to better this little boy’s, GOD knows that I would do it in a flash!
With LOVE to you all and with all that heaven will allow.
Sir Richard…

Friday, August 10, 2012


Hello, you’re not going to be pleased but you are so close to me some of you I consider my blessing from GOD as my Earth Angels but I have to vent. For if and when I pass on and I believe that I will, as Good Lord calls everybody home! What I would like is to be surrounded by people whom I LOVE before I die if not physically, then in spirit. It is hard work being a mother duck and rounding up the people whom you have loved and do love for decades.
As I am so tired of fighting the Canadian medical system as I am no hero; I fail much and now I am really tired of it all and I just wanted to talk to you even if only for 1 more time! For I now want GOD to take me home.
From the July 20th to July 31st every night I had to urinate every hour, I still do. Back then though the pain from doing that actually hurt so much that it made me cry and as now, I have every night little sleep. The pain is so bad it is just like Tom Hanks had on the Movie the Green Mile, only I do not have a John Coffey to help me. The entire Urologist Department along with my family Doctor are all on vacation till Aug 13th and 14th. So on July 31st I went to Emergency and they tested and found that I have an enlarged Prostrate and hardening of the Bladder, blood in my urine and also in guess what and so they gave me some pills to relieve the pain by shrinking my prostate which those other Doctors were supposed to give me on July 20th? On this Monday I finally see my Family Doctor, to probably be referred to another Doctor Richard battle;

Life sucks sometimes and then it sucks worse but there is always a glimmer of peace in someone’s smile, or someone saying "Thanks" or just eating a chocolate. It isn't easy being here on earth and trying to maneuver thru the Merde! ;) Lovely word my Canadian Cousin taught me. He's a great guy very caring, loving and would do anything for those he loves and even for his fellow man if they need it. He is an awesome guy!!

(Thee Above Are Some Of Kindest Words Ever Spoken To Me!)
Thank You All and too All With LOVE, an all that heaven will allow!
From Sir Richard…


Thank you all for remembering this Day as it is so weird, 23 years ago seems like only yesterday.  For I would have gone like most parents gone to then ends of the earth to get my child back! What a day this was, a new beginning of Jessica’s and my new norm: Sir Richard…


Published: Saturday January 07, 2006 in the the Edmonton Journal & Calgary Herald Newspapers.

Edmonton/Calgary -- Racked by fear and sick with grief over his missing child, Richard Abbenbroek made a pact with God: If he got Jessica back safely, he would become a Christian and find a way to help other parents going through the same hell.

It's been 23 years since he got down and prayed for the return of his daughter, who is now 27. Richard has kept his word -- he attends Centre Street Church in Calgary, he was a Case Manager volunteer for Child Find Alberta and is currently a Volunteer of the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children's Team HOPE (Help Offering Parents Empowerment). The NCMEC is the U.S.-based centre that was co-founded by John Walsh of America's Most Wanted after the murder of his son Adam.

Richard wanted to make sure no one "would have to go through the horror the hard way, like I did," after his former wife left their Calgary home, taking his daughter and step-son with her.
He had been with Jessica's mother and her young son for five years when she became pregnant. They married a year after Jessica was born. Until then, their relationship seemed happy and normal, he says.

Then his wife became severely depressed and started drinking. His happy relationship crumbled. She constantly threatened to leave, saying: "When I leave, you will also never see your daughter again!"

On May 30, 1989, Richard arrived home to find clothes, bedding, food, and other odd items missing. Richard’s wife and the kids were gone. Richard felt the whole house closing in on him.
Trying to explain his feelings at this point, he says, “I just sat in the kitchen and cried for myself and the kids, and the family. How could I explain this? Where have they gone? Is this the end of the relationship? As I sat, tears fell like rain, sobs loud, my head hurt. I couldn’t think; I only could cry. . .
I feel so ashamed. Not for any-thing I did, but more for what I could not prevent.”

He searched the house frantically for a note or some clue as to where they may have gone — nothing. Richard’s wife had even taken the phone books, which listed the numbers of friends and family. Once the initial shock had worn off, Richard was able to recall a few of the numbers from memory. He discovered through mutual friends that his wife and the kids were still in Calgary but were staying with relatives.

Knowing it wouldn’t do any good to try to convince her to come home, and not wanting to cause further harm to the children, Richard applied for and received an interim custody order for Jessica. He was devastated to learn that his wife had then, taken the children to British Columbia. This rendered the order useless. Richard’s wife must first be served before the order could be in effect.

How do you serve someone you can’t find? The relatives were un-cooperative when Richard inquired as to his wife’s whereabouts. He feared she would go to the United States, making his search even more difficult. He had to act fast. Child Find B.C. helped him file an interim custody order with the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Doing much of the legwork himself, Richard constantly badgered the Calgary Police or any Police, RCMP, county sheriffs and lawyers. The stress was so great, his weight plunged from 240lbs to 150lbs. It was at that point he made his pact with God.
Richard said he was appalled at the lack of aid and information available to parents in abduction cases. Many of the agencies he dealt with were less than helpful; some were totally unresponsive. One police officer even told him with a straight face that he should be happy. "Since the old lady and kid were gone, why not go have a beer?"
His case was further complicated because he was a father looking for his daughter while battling a common -- and sometimes misguided -- perception that children are better off with their mother.

To get the system to take action, Richard was forced to get police to lay child-abduction charges against his wife. Even this charge was difficult to enforce Canada-wide. It required an order be filed with the BC Supreme Court to make all law enforcement agencies act on the warrant for his wife’s arrest.

Legal technicalities and financial difficulties hindered Richard’s search. His wife had left him thousands of dollars in debt. With no funds, no credit, and bills to be paid, Richard was left with virtually no money to use to locate his daughter.
On Aug. 10, 1989, 72 days after she disappeared with Jessica, Richard's wife was tracked down and arrested. She was charged with parental child abduction, but never showed up in court.
Richard obtained a divorce the following June, along with full custody of Jessica. His step-son returned to his biological father.

Even though he had his daughter back, Richard said he lived in fear for years afterwards, always looking over his shoulder in case someone again tried to take Jessica.
Before the 1983 abduction of six-year-old Tania Murrell of Edmonton, there were no organizations in Canada that helped parents like Richard and other families of missing children. The forerunner to Child Find Alberta was established shortly after Murrell's disappearance. It wasn't until 1987 that the RCMP began keeping statistics on the country's missing children. That year, there were 57,233 reports of missing children. In 2004, there were 67,266 children reported missing in Canada.

The majority of missing children in Canada are runaways. Of the 67,266 missing-children reports in 2004, 52,280 were runaways and 76 per cent of those were habitual runners who generated a report each time they took off (thus inflating the numbers). The majority of these runaways were located within a week of leaving home.

The next highest number of missing-children reports in 2004 -- 11,373 -- fell into the unknown category. Another 671 young children wandered off, 27 were reported missing as the result of an accident such as drowning, 31 were kidnapped, 332 were abducted by parents and the remaining 2,552 went missing for "other" reasons.

Marlene Dalley, a researcher with the RCMP's National Missing Children Services based in Ottawa, says runaway children should be a societal concern because they are vulnerable on the streets.
"They become victims of pimps who are searching for girls to work in prostitution. Many of these children have been living on the streets for some time, and are involved in criminal activities and the drug trade," she says. "I must caution not all runaways are involved in prostitution and drugs, but the influence of the street life is very compelling.

The federal government spends about $700,000 a year on the RCMP's missing children's registry. The small group of RCMP and civilian staff work out of Ottawa collating information, and linking national and international law-enforcement and child-find groups.
The registry works closely with the Immigration, National Revenue and Foreign Affairs departments, but it does not actually search for missing children. That is left to the local police forces, parents and groups like Child Find and the Missing Children Society of Canada.

Calgarian Kathy Morgenstern and a small group of volunteers founded Canada's first non-profit missing children's organization, Alberta Friends of Child Find (later shortened to Child Find Alberta), about nine months after Tania Murrell disappeared. Today, there are more than 60 Child Find organizations across the country.

Since it was incorporated, Child Find Alberta volunteers have registered 883 families looking for 1,068 missing children, who include runaways and abductees. They have located or closed the files on 833 families involving 1,001 children. At the end of 2004, the agency was working on 50 files involving 67 missing children.

In addition to providing fingerprinting services, education and prevention awareness, the agency is responsible for the poster campaigns seen on the sides of trucks and in public places. Child Find Alberta distributes 4,500 posters for every missing child registered with its group. The organization depends entirely on corporate and public donations for its funding.

Another group, Missing Children Society of Canada was founded in 1986 in Calgary by a woman who was moved to take action after watching a television show profiling missing children. She volunteered with Child Find Alberta for two years before founding MCSC in 1986.
MCSC's mandate is slightly different from Child Find's, says spokeswoman Liz Ballendine.
"We actually have a team of investigators who travel around the country helping the police and searching families looking for missing children, whether that means doing interviews, helping in a ground search, taking a dive team to search a body of water, or working with embassies to get a child back."

(In 1989 Child Find Alberta also has investigators who search for missing children, but they do not travel across the country, or do so now.)

Although parents fear their child will be grabbed off the street by a stranger, such abductions are rare in Canada -- about three a year, according to RCMP statistics. Most times, the predator is known to the child as a relative, friend of the family or someone who lives in the neighbourhood.

But it's the so-called stranger abductions that get media attention, because the child is almost always found sexually assaulted and murdered, which only heightens the public's hysteria, says Ballendine.

"As far as we are concerned, parental abductions are much more serious and problematic, partly because it's not always done in the best interest of the children. I know people think, 'Oh it's all right. They are with a parent. ...' Well, there have been cases where the abducting parent has killed their children or hurt them, so it is not always all right. And it certainly isn't all right for the other parent."

Abducted children often live like fugitives, and are taught not to trust anyone or talk about their past. Their appearances may be altered. Their names may be changed and they may be stripped of their true identity and roots. Their health may be medically neglected for fear of discovery. Their education may be unstable and they often have no friends because of frequent moves. Some are lied to by the abducting parent, who poisons them against the left-behind parent.

"We need the general public to realize it is not OK for one parent to take a child and leave. When you try and reunite the children with the family or the other parent, they often have a slew of emotional and psychological problems," Ballendine says.
Even if a parent is lucky enough to be reunited with a missing child, life is never the same for the family. They must start over, undergo counselling and live with the fear the child could be abducted again.

Richard says after he was granted full custody of Jessica, he thought he noticed people watching his house and the day care Jessica attended. He worried constantly that his ex-wife would exact revenge by taking his daughter again. This is after she told Jessica that she was going to steal her back from Daddy.

A Sir Richard Quote; "For the parents like myself who have lived through this hell, they know what I am talking about. We are all members of an exclusive club (family) that has the highest entrance dues imaginable: the temporary or permanent loss of your own child!"

The above Newspapaer Article was Posted by Sir Richard